Yep, that hit me real hard and I walked out of the house, got into my car, and headed for the mountains. The forests have always been my best friend and I sure needed a friend so I headed for the mountains. Parked my car and took off on foot. Walked and walked and it started to get dark. So, I found a good spot, sort of a depression, and filled it with hemlock branches and leaves. Collected some more branches to cover over with and went to bed. Oh what a beautiful star filled night sky overhead.
The next morning I woke feeling a lot better and then noticed two deer standing a short ways off, staring at me. To me, that was a sign that everything would be all right. With a better attitude, I took the long walk back to where my car was parked and drove back to where I was staying, all refreshed and ready to take on another day. Then I found out that the grad-student who told me that I failed, was just kidding. I got mad and happy at the same time and the happiness won out. In a way, I was glad that happened since the experience of waking up with nature and wildlife is still one special memory. When I went to bed last night, I kept thinking about that experience. Now you all have a great day you hear? I plan to.